Hatfield Forest

Important notice -

Entry to our internal car parks is from 9am until 4pm daily. All parking spaces need advanced booking and can not be made on the day. Please visit the what's on area below for the latest information.

Ancient royal hunting forest

Hatfield Forest

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting 

You will need to book your car parking space in advance of your arrival to Hatfield Forest National Nature Reserve. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday from 12 June and you will need to book your car parking space by 3pm the day before your visit. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed car parking at Hatfield Forest (13 July - 19 July)

Tue 14 Jul 2020
Book your timed car parking at Hatfield Forest.
Hatfield Forest

Things to see and do

Barbeques and campfires are a significant fire risk

Our policy on BBQs 

Due to a high risk of wildfires at the moment, we're asking you to please not bring a barbecue or light a campfire when you visit the coast and countryside. To help protect wildlife, please also take any litter home with you.

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Eating and shopping

Bring some character to your garden with our range of garden decor, available on the online shop

Treat yourself 

Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop. Your purchases and support enable us to continue to care for the nature, beauty and history we all miss.

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Our work

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Girl in field looking through binoculars

No. 44 watch a bird

Head over to the bird hide (by the side of the lake opposite the cafe) and see if you can spot some of our feathered residents.

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Hatfield Forest

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